Chico & Rita, Under The Microscope

The latest Animation Celebration event at NHFPL showcased the 2010 film Chico and Rita. Check out this terrific piece about the event, hosted by Mitchell Library’s Haley Grunloh.


Mardi Gras 2021 Goes Virtual

Thank you for celebrating Mardi Gras with NHFPL!

Thanks to your enthusiasm and generosity, we raised over $50,000 to support the Library’s collections, programs, and services year-round! We were thrilled to welcome beloved poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, and Reginald Dwayne Betts for an engaging and thoughtful conversation; honor Elsie B. Chapman for her dedication to the Library; and celebrate the more than … Continued


New Haven Free Public Library celebrates Mardi Gras

The Yale Daily News wrote a recap of our annual Mardi Gras celebration. The fundraiser moved online this year but was still just as fun as years past. Read about the festivities here.


Library Reinvents Mardi Gras Tradition

Our friends at the New Haven Independent wrote a great summary of the action at our annual Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras moved online this year due to the pandemic. Thasbisa performed some musical selections.


NHFPL to Appear on C-SPAN

The February 4th edition of our virtual author talk program, Books Sandwiched In, will air on C-SPAN 2. Tune in and watch this coming Sunday, 2/21, at 2 AM EST. The event features historian and professor Gerald Horne. He chatted with Adult Services team member Isaac Shub and Mitchell Branch Manager Marian Huggins about his … Continued



VITA Tax Assistance Goes Virtual!

NHFPL offers free annual tax preparation assistance through partnership with Yale’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Telephone appointments with VITA will begin Monday, Feb. 8th. For more information on VITA assistance by phone, in-person tax preparation, and getting tax forms, click here.


Library Lunch Talk Channels Winchester’s Lost History

Local historian, archivist, and peace advocate Joan Cavanagh joined Ives staff members Isaac Shub and Rory Martorana on our January 28th session of Books Sandwiched In. Cavanagh is the author of the new book, Our Community at Winchester: The City and Its Workers at New Haven’s Gun Factory, which she discussed with former Winchester employee … Continued


This Week in New Haven (January 25 – 31)

The Daily Nutmeg highlighted NHFPL’s Books Sandwiched In program series. Our Reference staff members Isaac Shub and Rory Martorana will be chatting this Thursday (1/28/21) with Joan Cavanagh, a local archivist and the author of Our Community at Winchester: the City and Its Workers in New Haven’s Gun Factory. Click here to read the highlight … Continued